I don’t think I’m alone when I say I wanted (soooo badly) for the allegations of sexual assault & rape against Bill Cosby to be false, but the evidence is becoming a bit too much for me to lean toward that side of the fence anymore.
We’ll probably never know the absolute truth about most celebrity-related cases that involve these types of crimes, but I hope we can start paying attention to warning signs sooner, listening to victims (or maybe not immediately passing them off as lies), and perhaps most importantly: stop treating celebrities like invincible, moral, and model humans. Because at the end of the day they’re just that – human.
In the past day alone NBC has cancelled their upcoming Cosby sitcom, TV Land has pulled all episodes of The Cosby Show, Raven–Symone has addressed the allegations, and Netflix has cancelled the upcoming Cosby comedy special on Nov. 28. The total number of woman who claim sexual abuse is now up to 15, and TheFrisky posted the blow story today regarding Janice Dickinson‘s allegations when she first talked about her ‘experience’ with Cosby on an episode of the Howard Stern show back in 2006.
Supermodel Janice Dickinson told “Entertainment Tonight” that Bill Cosby raped her back in 1982, but while this is the first time she’s spoken out publicly about her own alleged rape, she just about implied as much in a 2006 interview with Howard Stern, which the shock jock’s website chose to upload today, in light of Dickinson’s allegations. Here is a transcript of the relevant exchange:
HS: So he nailed you? You had sex with Bill Cosby?
JD: Bill Cosby was the only guy I couldn’t write about in the book [No Lifeguard on Duty] because [HarperCollins was] afraid of lawsuits… wouldn’t touch that one. And I don’t want to get near that because I don’t have the shekels that you do or that Cosby does … The guy’s a bad guy. Let me just say that. He’s not a nice guy. He preys on women that just come out of rehab. I’ll just say that.
In case you want to hear the tape for yourself, check it out below.